2010 California Election Calendar

Preface and Table of Contents (PDF)

Section 1: Party Qualification/Qualification for Office (PDF)

  • Qualification of Political Party
  • Candidate Qualifications and Information for Partisan Offices

Section 2: Nominations (PDF)

  • Nomination Documents-Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers
  • Ballot Designation Worksheet
  • Forms
  • Party Affiliation of Candidates for Partisan Office
  • Petition In-Lieu of Filing Fee
  • Petition In-Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Nomination Papers
  • Pre-Campaign Candidate Intention Requirements
  • Additional Filing Requirements

Section 3: Candidate Filing Information (PDF)

  • Candidate Filing Fees and Sponsor Signatures
  • Candidates Filing Dates - Primary June 8, 2010
  • Candidates Filing Dates - General November 2, 2010
  • Notes
  • Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees 2010

Section 4: Write-In Candidates (PDF)

  • Qualifications
  • Votes Required for Nomination - Statewide and Board of Equalization
  • Votes Required for Nomination - Congress
  • Votes Required for Nomination - State Senate
  • Votes Required for Nomination - State Assembly

Section 5: The Primary Election - June 8, 2010 (PDF)

  • Summary of Primary Election Calendar
  • Calendar for the Direct Primary Election

Section 6: Supreme and Appellate Court (PDF)

  • Justices of the Supreme Court
  • Justices of the Courts of Appeal

Section 7: Independent Candidates (PDF)

  • Qualifications
  • Signature Requirements for Statewide and Board of Equalization
  • Signature Requirements for US Representative in Congress
  • Signature Requirements for State Senate
  • Signature Requirements for State Assembly

Section 8: The General Election -- November 2, 2010 (PDF)

  • Summary of General Election Calendar
  • Calendar for the General Election

Section 9: Political Subdivisions (PDF)

  • Political Subdivisions by County
  • Counties within Congressional Districts
  • Counties within State Senate Districts
  • Counties within Assembly Districts
  • Counties within Equalization and Courts of Appeal Districts
  • County Combinations of Assembly, Congressional, Senate, Equalization and Appellate Districts

Section 10: Calendars (PDF)

  • 2009 Calendar
  • 2010 Calendar
  • 2011 Calendar